Programs at Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel
GED® General Educational Development Program
The Adult Education GED® Preparation program provides educational opportunities for individuals 18 and older wishing to take the GED® Examination. The program is offered during the morning, afternoon, evening, and online through Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel. Classes provide instruction in the following GED® Test areas: Mathematics, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes are provided for students needing to improve their Math, Reading, and Language Arts skills to the GED® level.
The Underage GED® Preparation program provides educational opportunities for underage individuals ages 16 or 17 wishing to take the GED® Examination. Morning and afternoon classes are offered at Pasco Adult Education @Wesley Chapel with an online component completed at home. Classes provide instruction in the following GED® Test areas: Mathematics, Reasoning Through Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. ABE (Adult Basic Education) classes are provided for students needing to improve their Math, Reading, and Language Arts skills to the GED® level. To test for the GED®, students ages 16 or 17 must meet specific program requirements to receive special permission to test on the GED®.
Online GED® classes offer students a flexible schedule to work towards their GED®.
ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages
This is an integrated course focused on developing core language skills at the beginning level. Emphasis will be on survival speaking skills, real-life vocabulary, the three main verb tenses, and the integration of these skills: Speaking, Listening, Grammar/Writing, Reading, and Conversation.
All ESOL students enrolled at Pasco Adult Education gain access to Burlington English. Burlington English is an online program that focuses on instruction for English language learners in four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The ESOL teachers use the program for face-to-face classroom activities. Students can use Burlington English anytime/anywhere to access online interactive English courses and improve their pronunciation and comprehensibility.
Online Adult High School Diploma Options Overview
The online high school diploma options are for those individuals who are seeking to earn their standard high school diploma and have already met several graduation requirements.
Adult High School
The Adult High School program has been established to provide instruction to those students that have withdrawn from high school but need to complete their high school diploma requirements. Students enrolled in this program will be required to meet the graduation requirements of the current year’s cohort of seniors currently enrolled in high school and as determined by the rules and regulations outlined by the Florida Department of Education. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a standard Pasco County Schools Adult High School diploma and have the option to participate in a Pasco County Schools adult education graduation ceremony.
The Graduate 24/7 program is designed to accelerate currently enrolled high school junior and senior students through their remaining graduation requirements to progress toward on-time graduation with their cohort. This program is only available through an approval process. Students interested in this program must first work with their high school counselor and/or student services team. Upon completion of this program, students will earn their diploma from their home or referring high school. Students who complete this program with their cohort will be eligible to participate in all graduation activities. Students that are unable to complete this program before the end of the cohort will be able to remain in the program and work toward their home or referring high school diploma and participate in a Pasco County Schools adult education graduation ceremony.
Early Childcare Education
This is an apprenticeship program that combines weekly evening classroom instruction with on-the-job training and support. The related classroom instruction uses Caring for Preschool Children. This is a comprehensive, child development-based program that shows teachers how to plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Students receive a Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate and Child Development Associate Equivalency CDA(e) upon full completion of all program components. The program is tuition free. Students are responsible to pay a materials fee of $150 for the year and the required textbooks necessary for this program. This program is open to applicants who are currently 18 years of age, employed in a child care center/ facility and have their high school diploma or GED.
Classroom instruction focuses on the following: childcare rules and regulations, appropriate methods of guidance, theories of child development, inclusion for children with disabilities, identification and reporting child abuse and neglect, curriculum and lesson planning, communication and interpersonal relationships, food service and nutrition education, classroom management techniques, and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Apprentices may receive up to half credit for program hours based on desired prerequisites and a credit assessment.